1864 – Born on February 14th in Harveyville, Pennsylvania. American sociologist noted for his work on ethnic minority groups, particularly African Americans, and on human ecology, a term he is credited with coining.
1887 – Park earned his A.B. at the University of Michigan.
1899-1904 – Received his his A.M. at Harvard, and his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg.
– He taught at Harvard University.
1906 – Park wrote two magazine articles about the oppression of the Congolese by Belgian colonial administrators.
1912 – He became secretary to Booker T. Washington and is said to have written most of Washington’s The Man Farthest Down.
1914 – He taught at the University of Chicago.
1921 – With Ernest W. Burgess, Park wrote a standard text, Introduction to the Science of Sociology.
1922 – In The Immigrant Press and Its Control, Park argued that foreign-language newspapers would, in the long run, promote assimilation of immigrants.
1936 – He was a professor at Fisk University.
1944 – Died on February 7th.